Hao Zhou

Advisory Board Member

Hao Zhou

Hao Zhou (he/they) is a filmmaker and photographer from Nanchuan, China. Across mediums, Hao develops work with experimental tendencies, often centering LGBTQ+ characters and themes. His notable creative experiences include making two feature films, writing for Douban.com, and taking part in programs such as Cannes’ Cinéfondation Résidence, Talents Tokyo, and Berlinale Talents.

Hao’s work has been screened at numerous festivals, with awards or nominations at the Berlinale, Hong Kong, Black Movie, Nara, Queer Lisboa, China Independent, and others. Hao was awarded a 2021 Voices With Impact grant, which he used to create a short film called “Frozen Out.” Currently Hao is based in Iowa City in the U.S.

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